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Antonia lives in Guayaquil. She started her store with a little capital 15 years ago in her thatch house. Little by little she was improving her business and her house. She works in her store every day. Sometimes her children help her.

The difficulty that she has in her business is the crime in her area. She is single, and she has two grown children.

She wants to use the loan to buy rice, cooking oil, and sugar in order to improve her store’s supplies and to offer more products to her customers.

Her dream is to continue growing in her business.
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La clienta Antonia vive en Guayaquil. Empezó su tienda hace 15 años, en su vivienda que era de caña con un capital pequeño. Poco a poco fue mejorando su negocio y su vivienda. Ella realiza su trabajo en su tienda todos los días en ocasiones con ayuda de sus hijos.

La dificultad que ella tiene en su negocio es la delincuencia que hay en ese sector. Es soltera, tiene dos hijos mayores de edad.

Con el préstamo quiere comprar arroz aceite y azúcar para mejorar los víveres de su tienda y ofrecer mas productos a sus clientes. Su sueño es seguir creciendo en su negocio.

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About Banco D-MIRO

Banco D-MIRO is a microfinance institution that serves the most vulnerable sectors of Ecuador’s economy. It offers very small loan sizes without requiring collateral, expanding access to borrowers who would not otherwise be able to access capital to start and grow their own businesses. It also specifically targets borrowers who are excluded from formal financial systems due to race, ethnicity, gender, disability or illness.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,708,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,525 helped Antonia to buy rice, cooking oil, and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
May 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 4, 2014